Video Encoder IPs
Supporting 4K Resolution

WAVE420

WAVE420 is a UHD HEVC/H.265 HW encoder IP that is targeted for high-end multimedia devices capable of recording up to 4K HEVC's MAIN/MAIN10 video such as camcorders/DSC, digital TVs, set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, security cameras, and so forth. WAVE420 provides an advanced multi-core architecture to deliver outstanding performance and scalability. WAVE420 requires about 100 MHz clock frequencies to decode 1080p video at 30fps and can be easily extended to 4K resolution at 30fps with 400MHz clock frequencies. In addition to its superior 4K encoding capabilities, WAVE420 provides the maximum bandwidth efficiency and exceptional power consumption required by today's most demanding requirements across all connected devices.

Performance

  • HEVC/H.265 Main/Main10 Profile @L5.1 Main-tier; 4K30fps @400MHz​​

Interface

  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus​

  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses

  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface

Features

  • Frame buffer compression​

  • Latency tolerance

  • Low delay encoding

  • Rotation and/or mirroring

  • Configurable IP

  • Programmability

  • Low power consumption

  • Frame-based processing

  • Handling multi-instances

WAVE420L

WAVE420L is a low-cost HEVC/H.265 HW encoder IP that is capable of encoding FHD/UHD HEVC/H.265 main profile L4.1. This IP core is targeted for the middle to the low-end mobile application processor (AP), IP cameras/sports camcorders, and other SoCs with small-sized areas and low-cost system requirements. WAVE420L is able to encode any resolution up to 4K and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 2K60fps based on sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture.

Performance

  • HEVC/H.265 Main/Main10/ Main Still (10) Profile @L4.1 High-tier; 2K60fps; Max resolution: 8192x4320​

Interface

  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus​

  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses

  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface

Features

  • Frame buffer compression​

  • 3DNR

  • Latency tolerance

  • Programmability

  • Low power consumption

  • Frame-based processing

  • Handling multi-instances

 
 

WAVE520

WAVE520 is a HEVC/H.265 encoder IP core that supports 4K60fps @500MHz video encoding in real-time. WAVE520 is Chips&Media's 2nd generation video IP, which achieves the best encoding quality at high resolution and frame rate. It features highly enhanced performance and efficient use of system bandwidth with a frame compression algorithm for high-end multimedia SoCs.

Performance

  • HEVC/H.265 Main/Main10/Main Still Profile (MSP) Profile L5.1 High-tier; 4K60fps @500MHz

Interface

  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus​

  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses

  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface

Features

  • Frame buffer compression​

  • 3DNR

  • Latency tolerance

  • Programmability

  • Low power consumption

  • Frame-based processing

  • Handling multi-instances

  • Background detection

  • Rotation & Mirroring

 

WAVE521

WAVE521 is a 4K multi-format encoder IP to support both HEVC and AVC/H.264 video formats. The IP core provides high-performance encode capability up to 4K60fps @500MHz with a single-core architecture and an optimized area for 4K Ultra-HD applications. This IP core can encode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 4K60fps based on its sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture. The WAVE521 can be connected through industry-standard interfaces.

Performance

  • HEVC/H.265 Main/Main10 Profile, Main Still/Main10 Still Profile @L5.2 High-tier; 4K60fps @500MHz

  • AVC/H.264 BP/CBP/MP/HP/HP10 @L5.2; 4K60fps @500MHz 

Interface

  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus​

  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses

  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface

Features

  • Frame buffer compression​

  • 3DNR

  • Latency tolerance

  • Programmability

  • Low power consumption

  • Frame-based processing

  • Handling multi-instances

 

WAVE521L

WAVE521L is a low-cost 4K encoder IP to support both HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 video formats. The IP core provides high-performance encode capability up to 4K60fps @500MHz with a single-core architecture and an optimized silicon area for 4K Ultra-HD applications. This IP core is able to encode any resolution up to 8192x4096 and guarantees real-time performance for encoding 4K60fps based on its sophisticated, latency tolerant HW architecture. 

Performance

  • HEVC/H.265 Main/Main Still Picture Profile @L5.1 High-tier; 4K60fps @500MHz 

  • AVC/H.264 Baseline/Constrained Baseline/Main/High Profiles Level@L5.2; 4K60fps @500MHz

Interface

  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus​

  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses

  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface

Features

  • Frame buffer compression​

  • 3DNR

  • Latency tolerance

  • Programmability

  • Low power consumption

  • Frame-based processing

  • Handling multi-instances

 

WAVE627

WAVE627 is the first runner-up from the new next-generation video codec IP series, WAVE6. This encoder IP supports HEVC,  AVC, and AV1 standards and is optimally architected to support real-time video encoding up to 4K60fps @500MHz.  The architecture is upgraded to support higher bandwidth efficiency, minimum area size, reduced power consumption, and low encoding latency. The Video Coding Engine (VCE) incorporates an on-the-fly entropy engine for simpler architecture and minimum control. The architecture takes full advantage of VCE for the entire encoding process from block-level processing to stream generation. Thus, it is easy to implement software functions based on the simple architectural design, and a specialized hardware block called CFrameTM is integrated into the video IP. With compression of reference frames, this IP core can significantly reduce bus transactions while accessing extensive frame data effectively in the external memory. 

Performance

  • AV1: 4K60fps@500MHz, Max resolution: 8192x8192, Min resolution: 256x128

  • HEVC/H.265: 4K60fps@500MHz, Max resolution: 8192x8192, Min resolution: 256x128

  • AVC/H.264: 4K60fps@500MHz, Max resolution : 8192x8192, Min resolution : 256x128

Interface

  • 32-bit AMBA3 APB bus​

  • 128-bit AMBA3 AXI buses

  • Primary AXI interface and an optional secondary AXI interface

Features

  • Frame buffer compression (FBC)

  • Low delay encoding

  • Configurable IP

  • Low power consumption

  • Multi-instances

  • Rotation and mirroring

  • Supports 8 modes 

  • Bit-depth and chroma format conversion

  • 8-bit to 10-bit conversion and vice versa of the source picture

  • 422 to 420 conversion of the source picture 

 

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